Inscribed by John G. Hutchinson, Manchester, N.H., July 17th, 1896
"The present work is in no sense a re-writing or revision of the former volume."
Copy 2 belongs to the Mary P. Thompson library which contains books and periodicals that she gathered during her lifetime. A graduate of Mt. Holyoke, Mary P. Thompson later became an Ursuline nun. After returning to Durham in 1877, she wrote several books and many articles on local history, genealogy, and Roman Catholicism. During her lifetime her library was thought the "finest and rarest collection of books and manuscripts in the State of New Hampshire."